Danny Woodhead life and biography

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Danny Woodhead biography

Date of birth : 1985-01-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : North Platte, Nebraska
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Danny Woodhead is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Danny Woodhead was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Sept. 18, 2010...Originally signed by the New York Jets as a rookie free agent on (05/02/08)....Waived by the New York Jets (09/06/09)...Signed by the New York Jets to the practice squad (09/08/09)...Signed by the New York Jets to the 53-man roster from the practice squad (10/17/09)...Waived by the New York Jets (09/14/10).

2010 (7/1)
* Rushed four times for 11 yards, had two catches for 22 yards and made two special teams tackles against the Steelers (11/14).
* Led the team in rushing yards with 54 on nine carries, and caught two passes for 38 yards, including a career-long 26-yard reception. Also recorded one special teams tackle against Cleveland (11/7).
* Scored a touchdown on a direct snap, and picked up 45 yards on five receptions and 13 yards on six rushes, as well as one special teams tackle against the Vikings (10/31).
* Carried the ball eight times for 24 yards and made three catches for 28 yards against the Chargers, including a 16-yard pass from Brady on second-and-17 in the second quarter (10/24). Also made his second special teams tackle of season.
* Totaled 115 yards from scrimmage, with 63 rushing yards and 52 receiving yards against Baltimore (10/17). He is the first Patriots player to have 60 or more rushing yards and 50 or more receiving yards in the same game since Dec. 31, 2006, when Corey Dillon had 67 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards at Tennessee.
* Scored his first NFL receiving touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter of the Miami game and played on special teams, contributing one tackle (10/4). Also had a key block on Brandon Tate’s 103 yard kickoff return to start the second quarter.
* Played in his first game as a Patriot and started his first NFL game, scoring his first career touchdown on a 22-yard run in the second quarter. He finished the game with three rushes for 42 yards against the Bills (9/26).
* Was inactive in his first game as a Patriot against the Jets (9/19).

2010 (1/0 - New York Jets)
* Played in the Jets Monday Night Football 2010 season-opener vs. Baltimore on Sept. 13, 2010 and had one special teams tackle.
* Was waived by the Jets on Sept. 14.

2009 (10/0, 2/0 - New York Jets)
* Spent the first five weeks of the season on the Jets practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Oct. 17.
* Played in ten regular-season games and finished with 15 rushing attempts for 64 yards and eight receptions for 87 yards.
* Also added six special teams tackles.
* Active for two postseason games, recording one reception for minus-one yard.
* Had season best totals at Tampa Bay (12/13) when he rushed three times for 17 yards and caught three passes for 35 yards.
* Collected the first reception of his career on a seven-yard pass vs. Carolina (11/29)

2008 (0/0 - New York Jets)
* Spent his rookie season on injured reserve with an injury suffered in training camp.


* Won two consecutive Harlon Hill Trophies honoring the best player in Division II.
* Finished his college career with 7,962 yards, which was the most in NCAA history at the time and 9,749 all-purpose yards, which was second all-time.
* He rushed for 200 yards in 19 games and scored 654 points with 109 touchdowns.
* His 2,756 rushing yards in 2006 is an all-time NCAA record.


* Born January 25, 1985 in North Platte, Nebraska.
* Was selected as Nebraska's Gatorade Player of the Year and was selected by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal as the 2003 and 2004 High school Male Athlete of the Year.
* Math Education major.
* Married to wife, Stacie.

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